Robert Warren "Bob" Pittman (born December 28, 1953), is an American businessman. Currently Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly Clear Channel), a global media and entertainment company, Pittman was the founder of MTV. Pittman joined Clear Channel in November 2010 as an investor and the company’s Chairman of Media and Entertainment Platforms, was named CEO of iHeartMedia (formerly known as Clear Channel Communications) in 2012 and was named Chairman in 2013. Clear Channel was rebranded as iHeartMedia, Inc. in September 2014. Pittman has also been the CEO of MTV Networks, AOL, Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Real Estate and Time Warner Enterprises, and COO of America Online, Inc. and AOL Time Warner.
iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly CC Media Holdings, Inc.) is an American mass media company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. It is the holding company of iHeartCommunications, Inc. (formerly Clear Channel Communications, Inc.), a company founded by Lowry Mays and B. J. "Red" McCombs in 1972, and later taken private by Bain Capital, LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners through a leveraged buyout in 2008. As a result of this buyout, Clear Channel Communications began to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of CC Media Holdings. On September 16, 2014, CC Media Holdings was rebranded iHeartMedia, Inc., while Clear Channel Communications became iHeartCommunications, Inc.